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HEARTS SPRINKLED CLEAN PLEDGE COMMITMENT SUNDAY
Sunday, November 18, is the day designated to come to the Lord in His house, and to bring with us that day our response to His love—particularly expressed in our financial commitment forms that reflect our God-directed and blessed intentions of financial giving for 2019.  

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP SERVICE - Wed. November 21, 7:00pm 
A very special Worship Service is being planned and will be offered to encourage and enable you to realize God is the Giver of all our bountiful blessings—and to come into His house in this special way…to give Him thanks.  This Service will be Wednesday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m.  

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING IN-GATHERING
Thank you for bringing food items that will be taken to the Spirit of Sharing (SOS) Food Bank here in town.  Before they go—they are part of our Thanksgiving Service of Rejoicing this Wednesday!  Special thanks to all in our Cross family who serve as volunteers at SOS—and especially thank you to Larry & Verlea Potter, who take the food gathered!  Thank you!

ONCE AGAIN WE ARE BLESSED TO HOST ADVENT VESPERS
A long standing, 50+ year tradition in the New Braunfels community is the annual Advent Vespers Concert.  This year it will be held Sunday, November 25, 4:00 p.m.
in our Sanctuary.  The concert features a Community Massed Choir, singing and ringing in the music of the Christmas Season.

Want to sing?  YOU ARE WELCOME!  Three rehearsals will precede the Concert.  On Tuesdays, November 6, 13, and 20—from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m.—also in our Sanctuary. 

Youth   

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
That means it is time to start rehearsals for the Sunday School Christmas program!If your child would like to be in the program, please complete the form in the back of church.Rehearsals will be on the following Wednesdays: November 28, December 5, and December 12 from 6:00 to 6:45 PM.The dress rehearsal is Saturday, December 15 from 9:00 to 12:00 with lunch provided.The program will be on Sunday, December 16 at 10AM in the fellowship hall.Terese Volkmann if you have any questions:(210) 872-2832.    

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Thank you so much
for sending your child to Sunday School.We are excited to kick off a new year! We will have supervision in the choir room starting at 9:55 AM each Sunday. Opening will start at 10 AM. After opening, the children will be dismissed with their teachers to the classrooms; pick them up from their classrooms at 10:45. We look forward to an exciting year of learning about God’s Word. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you.  Thank you, Board of Christian Education
Parents of infants and toddlers are invited to attend Sunday School with their child in the nursery each week. The class will begin reading a new book, Right from the Start, Sunday, September 16. Join the class for some good discussion and fellowship.

SUNDAY MORNING
Our youth thank you for supporting their ministry through the weekly Sunday morning purchase of tacos, etc.!  This is the MAJOR source of fundraising for District and National Youth Gatherings, as well as their Servant Event trips!
 


Upcoming


ADVENT – preparing for the coming of Christ 
Wednesday Midweek Worship opportunities – on the three December Wednesdays before Christmas.  On December 5, 12, and 19, we will have brief, devotional, “come as you are” Services at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The tradition continues on December 19—as that 7:00 p.m. Service is Christmas At Cross and features special music from all of our vocal and hand bell choirs!  Remember also the fellowship suppers that are hosted and served by members of our various Boards each of those three Wednesdays from 5:30 until 6:30, for a free will donation.  Plan now to make these Worship Services special times of Advent preparation for you and your family!

German Christmas ServiceSunday, December 2, 3:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary.


Of Interest….

   ……. IN THE VINEYARD   

Commending of Self Prayer

Blessed Lord Christ, I commend myself to Your direction and care today.  May I speak with Your tongue, work with Your hands, walk with Your feet, feel with Your heart, think with Your thoughts and breathe with Your Spirit.  Amen.

(by John Baillie – 1886-1960)

BAPTIZED Sunday, November 4, into the Family of God, was Benton David Van Dusen, son of Eric & Christina (Pryor).

Check our newest members’ photos on this  link.  

WEDDING INVITATION
Together with their families, Madison Langemeier  & Tegan Simmons
request the honor of your presence at their wedding celebration on Saturday,
November 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Cross Lutheran Church.

HOW MAY WE PRAY FOR YOU?
Each Tuesday morning at 10:30, your administrative staff meets for a time of prayer and planning for the week ahead.  If you have a prayer request, please contact Trixy in the church office at: 830-625-3666, or
churchsec@crosslcms.org and we will be happy to add your specific request!

ALCOHOL-FREE COMMUNION WINE/GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS For those who desire to receive wine that has been dealcoholized, there are white wine cups in the center of each tray; there are white wine cups in the center of each tray.  In addition, gluten-free wafers are available on the paten (plate) held by Pastor Fraker.

GALATIANS STUDY – MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE CLASS (M.B.B.C.) 
ATTENTION, men of Cross and your friends beyond Cross!  This Friday, September 7th, we will begin a new study on the book of Galatians!  This letter from Paul is some of his most passionate and pointed writing—guaranteed to bless us and deepen our walk with our Lord Jesus.  You are invited to join us for Bible study/fellowship from 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. at the I-HOP here in town—on the frontage road of I-35.  See you then!

How you can help those affected by the hurricane:

ONLINE DISASTER-RELIEF SUPPORT – If you wish to support ongoing disaster relief through the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, please go to:  lcms.org/givenow/disaster



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